TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organizedTED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TEDx events by the numbers: 2014
2,540 TEDx events happened around the world
1,255 cities hosted one or more TEDx event
137 countries hosted one or more TEDx event
TEDx events by the numbers: All time
11,469 events have happened around the world
2,594 cities around the world have hosted one or more TEDx event
166 countries have hosted one or more TEDx event
TEDx Talks by the numbers: 2014
219,267,189 views of talks on the TEDxTalks YouTube channel
15,603 talks added to the TEDxTalks YouTube channel
38 talks featured on TED.com
TEDx Talks by the numbers: All time
413,940,638 views of talks on the TEDxTalks YouTube channel
52,480 talks on the TEDxTalks YouTube channel
308 talks featured on TED.com
In the spirit of Ideas worth spreading, TEDxEilat (x-independently organized event) aims to inspire through thought provoking talks. What better way to celebrate human potential and innovation than in the inspiring city and community of eilat where a desert meets the magical and tropical Red Sea.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobalconference was be held in October 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TED‘s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.